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The career of Mathias Pogba, brother of Paul, has taken a disappointing turn

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Paul Pogba attracts a great deal of attention wherever he goes.

It’s what comes with being a World Cup winner and formerly owning the title of football’s most expensive player.

Throw in the haircuts, the dances and the flashy lifestyle and you have the makings of a player who is frequently talked about.

Yet it’s often forgotten that Pogba has two brothers who are also professional footballers.

Florentin and Mathias, who are twins, join Paul in the trio of Pogba professionals. Florentin is a defender who played in the Turkish Super Lig, while Mathias is a striker who is currently without a club.

Mathias has played in the English leagues, playing for Wrexham, Crewe Alexandra and Crawley Town.

The 27-year-old signed a one-year contract with Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam in 2016 and according to WhoScored, managed four goals in 14 appearances.

Mathias Pogba's career takes a sad turn

Mathias hoped that his career, which is quickly turning into that of a journeyman’s, would continue in Germany with third-tier side KFC Uerdingen.

He joined the club on a trial but has been released earlier than expected.

Per Kicker, Pogba’s trial was scheduled to last until Thursday, but it became apparent after just one day that he wasn’t going to earn a contract.

Uerdingen’s boss Stefan Kramer said Pogba was carrying too much weight.

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"For a number nine, Mathias has a good body and is tall but he has too many kilos around his hips," Kramer said.

"Mathias was injured for a long time and is definitely not in the physical condition in which he could help us.

“Mathias could not have helped the team. He has already left."

That’s a shame.

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Mathias has been without a club for a year now following the expiration of his contract at Sparta Rotterdam.

At the age of 27, he will want to continue playing. These are meant to be his prime years.

The Pogba twins attracted attention during the World Cup after their hilarious reaction to Paul’s free-kick for France against Argentina.

The Manchester United man blazed a free-kick over the bar, much to the frustration of his siblings.

Brilliant stuff.

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